Govt’s goal is to build knowledge-based society: PM
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that her government’s main focus is on building a modern and technology-knowledge based nation.
‘Our aim is to turn Bangladesh into a developed and prosperous country through building a modern and technology-knowledge based nation,’ she said.
The prime minister said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the newly constructed Rangpur Divisional Headquarter Complex Building as the chief guest, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka.
The function was held at the Multipurpose Hall of Divisional Headquarters Complex in Rangpur.
Referring to the electoral manifesto of Awami League in 2008, Sheikh Hasina said they have implemented all the development agendas as per the election pledges.
‘Today’s Bangladesh is a developing country and we’ve to move ahead further, while I’ve taken plans for this,’ she said.
She added that her government had started implementing the 8th Five Year Plan after its formulation while the Perspective Plan (2010-2020) that was framed in 2009 has been implemented successfully.
She continued, ‘As the outcome of it (implementation of the plans), in 2021, Bangladesh became a developing nation when the country was celebrating birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of Independence.’
She went on saying that her government’s goal is to turn Bangladesh into a developed country by 2041.
‘To this end we’ve formulated Perspective Plan (2021-2041) and it will be implemented InshaAllah,’ she said.
The prime minister expressed her firm conviction that none can push the country’s advancement back.
She told the people of Rangpur that they have got the touch of development facilities as they voted for Nouka (Boat) and it should not be forgotten.
Senior secretary of public administration ministry KM Ali Azam and Rangpur divisional commissioner Md Abdul Wahhab Bhuiyan also spoke.
At the outset of the function, an audio-visual documentary on the newly constructed office complex was screened.